Chapter 6. Server-Side ActionScript

ActionScript has evolved over the years into a highly sophisticated object-based language. ActionScript 1.0 is based on the ECMA-262 standard, which was designed to standardize the features of JavaScript across platforms and implementations. JavaScript Versions 1.3 and higher conform to this standard, and Flash MX ActionScript conforms closely?but not entirely?to the standard. Server-Side ActionScript (SSAS) is Macromedia's way of allowing ActionScript developers to leverage their experience in coding ActionScript to be able to develop server-side services without having to learn a new language like ColdFusion or Java. Now you can query databases directly with ActionScript, albeit executed on the server-side and not on the client-side in the Flash Player.

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